Saturday, February 09, 2008

Protect your computer with these tips


Some of us were fortunate to get a new computer over the holidays. Which can lead to "computer hand me downs", where you give or receive a used computer.

When ever you get a computer, new or used, there are certain basics you should do to protect it from the bad guys on the internet and to keep it running as smooth as possible. Kim Komando sent this link to her website in her weekly newsletter today.

Her tip covers firewalls, anti-virus software, anti-spyware, Windows Updates, and alternative web browsers such as Firefox which you should be using right now.

If all this is gobbley-gook to you, don't worry, Kim has a way of explaining it all that nearly anyone can follow. Do yourself a favor and click here to read more.

Oh, and here's her answer on a question that comes up in my family every once in awhile, "Should I keep my computer on all the time, or shut it down when I'm not using it? " Her answer.

2 comments:

  1. I love KK! Even though I am on a Mac, I still love her! :)

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  2. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Thank your for this tips...

    Regards
    computer internet technology

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